Author Topic: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.  (Read 1374 times)

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 6480
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2016, 08:36:08 AM »
...
Utterly genderless. Also, they have no navels.

So they're like what the religious call, "angels" --but His Minions have no wings, arms, navel, or legs?   :chin:


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"Color me fascinated..." ~Asmodean, The Gray God.

Asmodean

  • The Grumpy Lumpy
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14309
  • The GrayGod
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2016, 06:03:20 PM »
Well, no, they do not. But they are evil.  :smilenod:
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 6480
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2016, 06:11:34 PM »
Well, no, they do not. But they are evil.  :smilenod:

I believe Him.  :smilenod:

If He made them in His image...
That fierce gaze and those eyebrows! Lethal! :worried:


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"Color me fascinated..." ~Asmodean, The Gray God.

Asmodean

  • The Grumpy Lumpy
  • Administrator
  • Luxembourg Trembles!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14309
  • The GrayGod
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2016, 06:29:28 PM »
Arms. Hmph! >:( Legs. Bah! >:( As His mesiah, the Anti-John Nonnel, once said, "All you need is evil."
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.

Magdalena

  • Butterfly of Doom.
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 6480
  • Gender: Female
  • Angry hippies need to smoke cheap weed.
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2016, 07:25:58 PM »
Arms. Hmph! >:( Legs. Bah! >:( As His mesiah, the Anti-John Nonnel, once said, "All you need is evil."

 :dance1:
"All you need is evil, all you need is evil,
All you need is evil, evil. Evil is all you need...
...Evil is all you need..."

I love that song!


“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

"Color me fascinated..." ~Asmodean, The Gray God.

Recusant

  • Miscreant Erendrake
  • Administrator
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 5278
  • Gender: Male
  • infidel barbarian
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2016, 11:40:08 AM »
I thought MatureMcLeod might enjoy this:

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


Icarus

  • The wise one.
  • Blessing Her Holy Hooves
  • *****
  • Posts: 4253
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2016, 01:20:50 PM »
^ Mr. D. nails it with inconvenient evidence and cruel logic.

BooksCatsEtc

  • Surprisingly OK
  • Global Moderator
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 8158
  • Gender: Female
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2016, 07:02:05 PM »
^ They misspelled "altar", and I'm sorry I'm the sort of person who notices such things.
Sandy

  
"I think this is the prettiest world -- as long as you don't mind a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life that doesn't have its splash of happiness?"  from The Kingfisher, by Mary Oliver

Icarus

  • The wise one.
  • Blessing Her Holy Hooves
  • *****
  • Posts: 4253
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2016, 07:26:10 PM »
Not to be sorry Sandy.  You have been plenty cool with any critique that you have made now or in the past.

Essie Mae

  • Free to think.
  • Thou Art God
  • ****
  • Posts: 1480
  • Gender: Female
  • I Hope Uncle Bert is still my friend.
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2016, 02:23:53 AM »
^ They misspelled "altar", and I'm sorry I'm the sort of person who notices such things.
American spelling?

Pastors I knew would just dismiss all that as the expected attacks on Xianity. There is a bible verse saying that would happen, but I can't remember it. One otherwise lovely church member conducted a year-long bible study, (an hour each Tuesday evening), explaining, rationalising and justifying the OT.
ESs
Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people; otherwise there would be no religious people. House MD


Arturo

  • Do Something Crazy!
  • Touched by His Noodly Appendage
  • *****
  • Posts: 2343
  • Gender: Male
  • Atheist, Humanist, and Champion
    • You two dig up, dig up dinosaurs?
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2016, 12:51:07 PM »
I think one ease of the "morals" the bible "teaches" you, is that it's convenient. If you don't have to go through life thinking for yourself, you can just regurgitate anything you read, or are told, from the bible. And you can feel it's totally justified because you listen to a guy preach about it every week or so and listen to it from your family, friends, co-workers, ect.
But, uh...well there it is.
"Nothing's a struggle, but everything is a challenge"-Anon
Hate Is Weakness

Essie Mae

  • Free to think.
  • Thou Art God
  • ****
  • Posts: 1480
  • Gender: Female
  • I Hope Uncle Bert is still my friend.
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2016, 01:28:07 PM »
I think one ease of the "morals" the bible "teaches" you, is that it's convenient. If you don't have to go through life thinking for yourself, you can just regurgitate anything you read, or are told, from the bible. And you can feel it's totally justified because you listen to a guy preach about it every week or so and listen to it from your family, friends, co-workers, ect.

Very true, but it was those sessions on the OT which stared the domino effect of gradual disbelief ending in unequivocal atheism for me.
ESs
Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people; otherwise there would be no religious people. House MD


BooksCatsEtc

  • Surprisingly OK
  • Global Moderator
  • Guardian of Reason
  • *****
  • Posts: 8158
  • Gender: Female
Re: Let's sit around the virtual camp fire and share scary bible stories.
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2016, 03:55:16 PM »
^ They misspelled "altar", and I'm sorry I'm the sort of person who notices such things.
American spelling?


Nah, we recognize the difference between "alter" and "altar", but some people just seem not to know it.
Sandy

  
"I think this is the prettiest world -- as long as you don't mind a little dying, how could there be a day in your whole life that doesn't have its splash of happiness?"  from The Kingfisher, by Mary Oliver